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Four Treatments for Pulmonary Fibrosis: Living with Chronic Lung Disease

3 May 2018
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Pulmonary fibrosis causes scar tissue to form in the lungs’ air sacs, making it more difficult for the lungs to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream. A type of interstitial lung disease, it can have several different causes, from environmental pollutants and medications to medical treatments and conditions. Sometimes, though, there is no known cause. In…

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Discover How COPD Treatment Changed One Patient’s Life

1 May 2018
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is notorious for causing shortness of breath and discomfort and for ultimately leading to respiratory failure. Patients who have been diagnosed with COPD may feel hopeless, but for patients like Vaneta H., COPD treatment restores hope. COPD is an incurable disease, but treatments can help improve your quality of life…

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What Causes Fibrosis of the Lungs?

5 Apr 2018
| Under Disease Education, FAQs, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments
What causes fibrosis of the lungs

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that thickens and hardens the lung passageways responsible for carrying oxygen into the bloodstream. It can cause shortness of breath even with minimal activity.

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4 Tips for Easier Traveling with COPD

1 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Tips | Posted by | 0 Comments
4 Tips for Easier Traveling with COPD

Though it can be fun to spend some time away from home, when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), getting from one location to another can be a little more complex. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make travel easier, and here are four tips that can help.

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21 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production (and 21 Foods That Reduce It)

26 Dec 2017
| Under Diet and Nutrition, In the Home, Tips | Posted by | 23 Comments

Our body’s production of mucus is actually meant to keep us healthy as it serves as a sort of sticky tape that collects dust, bacteria, and other potentially harmful airborne particles so our body can get rid of them more easily before they have a chance to settle into our lungs. However, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this mucus production is often so excessive that it can actually hurt your health.

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How Do Non-Smokers Get Pulmonary Fibrosis?

18 Nov 2017
| Under Pulmonary Fibrosis | Posted by | 18 Comments
How do non-smokers get pulmonary fibrosis?

How do non-smokers get pulmonary fibrosis? While the specific cause may be unknown, there are a few possible causes. Learn more about pulmonary fibrosis causes and treatments here.

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Is Lung Restoration Treatment an Invasive Procedure?

15 Nov 2017
| Under Treatments | Posted by | 12 Comments

Since we use your own cells to treat and slow down the progression of COPD, side effects are nearly nonexistent. Cellular therapy has demonstrated the potential to improve quality of life to those who may have otherwise given up hope.

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Insurance Companies: Will They Cover Cellular Therapy for COPD?

9 Nov 2017
| Under Medical, Resources | Posted by | 3 Comments

You have a lung disease and you have exhausted all the options your doctor has recommended. You’ve heard about the Lung Institute and its remarkable cellular therapy where 84 percent of patients with COPD report an improved quality of life within three months of treatment. So, what’s the problem?

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Why Doesn’t the FDA Approve Our Cellular Treatment?

2 Nov 2017
| Under Disease Education, Resources, Treatments | Posted by | 16 Comments
Why Doesn't the FDA Approve Our Cellular Therapy?

You are concerned that cellular treatment for lung disease is not approved by the FDA. Our cellular treatments use your body’s (autologous) very own cells, so they do not fall under FDA scrutiny.

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